Data centres could soon be heating your local swimming pool

2 April 2024

Data centres generate lots of unwanted heat while leisure centres struggle to warm up their pools. A solution has arrived

Now here’s a novel solution for cash-strapped councils: use data centres to heat public swimming pools.

It’s an idea that’s gaining traction in the UK thanks to the tech firm, Deep Green. It captures excess heat created by its data centres and repurposes it for free in the community.

“Around 45% of a traditional data centre’s energy demand is just cooling – they produce a lot of heat,” Deep Green’s founder and CEO, Mark Bjornsgaard, told Positive News.

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